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The Best of South America

The Best of South America

This post was prompted by someone filling out the contact form on our website. It always makes us feel good when we hear that other people find our travels interesting, especially those planning their own trips! So without further ado, these are some of the highlights...
Books we liked: Bolivia

Books we liked: Bolivia

“Marching powder” by Rusty Young, Thomas McFadden True story about Thomas McFadden, a convicted English drug trafficker who ran tours inside Bolivia’s notorious San Pedro prison. “Valley of the Spirits: A Journey Into the Lost Realm of the...
Lagunas Route (Southwest Circuit), Bolivia

Lagunas Route (Southwest Circuit), Bolivia

We had been dreaming about Bolivia’s Lagunas Route (also known as the Southwest Circuit) for, well, years. Except it was no longer mythical. It was time to actually start our engine and complete what would most likely be our longest offroad experience in South...
Train Cemetery and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Train Cemetery and Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

“We’ll meet you at the Train Cemetery on Saturday night.” I admit, this is not the most common phrase you’ll hear, but that was our plan for meeting up again with George and Jenine (Traveling the Americas). From the train cemetery we would head into the Salar de Uyuni...
De magie van het Spaans

De magie van het Spaans

Zodra we Uyuni uit rijden, slingert de weg via meerdere haarspeldbochten omhoog. We laten de zoutvlakte achter ons en rijden de heuvels in. Een nieuwe asfaltweg brengt ons in recordtempo in Potosi, onze bestemming voor die dag, waar we rond lunchtijd aankomen. De stad...
Sajama National Park, Bolivia

Sajama National Park, Bolivia

After negotiating a rate for some sweet Bolivian gasoline and subsequently filling our tanks, it was time for us to leave the city of La Paz and find some fresh air and freedom.  Chris and Mallary joined us for a mini convoy to Sajama National Park.  Sajama turned out...
Chapter 42: Laguna Sunk

Chapter 42: Laguna Sunk

  The following post details the Nowhere Men’s journey from February 20 – 24: It took us nearly an entire day to get out of Uyuni. We had to get Velita the most complicated car wash conceivable, load up on gas the sneaky way, and then finally find all food and...
The Lagunas of Southwestern Bolivia

The Lagunas of Southwestern Bolivia

The ” Lagunas Road” as some people call it, is (actually called “Reserva Eduardi Avaroa”) is on many peoples list, a series of salt lakes in the high desert of western Bolivia, connected by several roads or tracks, the altitude always 4000 m or...
El Choro Trek Unguided, Bolivia

El Choro Trek Unguided, Bolivia

An hour after we rolled into our campsite in La Paz, Chris, Mallory and Ellie invited Richard, George, Jenine and I to accompany them on the El Choro Trek. El Choro is a three day, 57 kilometre trek starting in the vast Bolivian altiplano (highest elevation: 15,941...
Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

New Years 2016 The new year was just around the corner, we – the trio of two Toyota Land Cruisers and one XP Camper – planned to celebrate the coming of the new year on the biggest salt flat in the world : The Salar de Uyuni. In Oruro we needed to fill our...
La Paz, Bolivia

La Paz, Bolivia

Upon entering the outskirts of La Paz, we navigated Little Red through a ton of road construction, detours, and dust. Luckily we found a road that skirted around the outside of the centre of La Paz, which had great views of the sandy-coloured and sharp vertical rock...
Lake Titicaca and Copacabana, Bolivia

Lake Titicaca and Copacabana, Bolivia

We always feel a bit hesitant but excited before crossing the border into a new country. You have these pre-conceived ideas of what the country will be like and images in your head from photographs or descriptions from other travellers and blog posts. But now you are...
GPS Waypoints & POIs (Bolivia)

GPS Waypoints & POIs (Bolivia)

 Chile / Bolivia, immigration & customs office: Here you get all the necessary stamps in your passport and the permits for your vehicle in order to travel in Bolivia (BE CAREFUL! You still need to visit San Pedro de Atacama for the Chilean exit stumps). In our...
GPS Waypoints & POIs (Bolivia)

GPS Waypoints & POIs (Bolivia)

 Chile / Bolivia, immigration & customs office: Here you get all the necessary stamps in your passport and the permits for your vehicle in order to travel in Bolivia (BE CAREFUL! You still need to visit San Pedro de Atacama for the Chilean exit stumps). In our...
Northern Bolivia and Chipaya country

Northern Bolivia and Chipaya country

Crossing the border into Bolivia went smoothly, but they charged us 160 US Dollars a person to visit their country because we are US citizens, our European friends entered for free.   We drove on to Copacabana, yes – this is the original Copacabana we were told....

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